GESL Special Lecture




日時:2014年11月25日(火) 18:10-19:40

場所:矢上キャンパス セミナールーム 3 (14-203)


講演者: コペルニク共同創設者 兼 CEO 中村 俊裕 氏


“Social contribution and business in developing countries through

sustainable energy”



【中村 俊裕氏のご経歴】








GESL Special Lecture will be held in Yagami Campus.

Please refer to the following for the details.


Date: 25 November, 2014 (Tuesday)

Time: 18:10-19:40

Place: Yagami Campus Bldg.14 Room 203 (Seminar Room 3)

           It will be able to join the lecture from SFC Z Bldg. Room 302 through video service.

Lecturer: Toshi Nakamura

               Co-Founder and CEO, Kopernik

Language: English

Title: “Social contribution and business in developing countries through

sustainable energy”

The lecture includes the introduction of Kopernik’s business model and

activities, how growing number of start up companies conduct business in

developing countries while making social contribution by providing solar

light using LED, cookstove using biomass, etc.

About the Lecturer:

Toshi co-founded Kopernik in 2010 to connect simple, life-changing technology with people in the last mile. The idea was driven by insights from his extensive career in international development, management consulting and academics. Toshi dealt with governance reform, peace building processes and post-disaster reconstruction during his ten years with the United Nations (UN) in Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Sierra Leone, the United States and Switzerland. He initiated Sierra Leone’s Open Government Initiative to increase the accountability of government leadership, and consequently made transparency a priority while building Kopernik. Prior to joining the UN, Toshi was a management consultant for McKinsey and Company in Tokyo. He holds an LLB from Kyoto University and MSc Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is a Guest Associate Professor at Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University. Toshi was selected as a World Economic Forum (WEF) Young Global Leader in 2012, and is a member of the WEF Global Agenda Council on Sustainable Development 2014-2016. He also sits on Kopernik’s board of directors. A proud father, Toshi’s young daughter with Kopernik co-founder Ewa Wojkowska already speaks Indonesian, Japanese, English and Polish.

No need for registration.

Anyone interested in our program is most welcome.

Bring your friends with you who are interested in the topic.

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